It's like the best of both worlds! APM software with a familiar white GPS puck and nice wasp-waist controller box. Just $98 at HobbyKing.

-Chris 

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3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on April 22, 2015 at 11:42pm

Marc: From the product listing discussion: "It is not a naza clone. It is a clone of 3dr apm. It can run with mission planner etc. And it flyes like a dream... its more alike as nova quadcopter controller they are basically the same"


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Comment by Marco Robustini on April 23, 2015 at 12:18am

Is strange, missing motor outputs 7 and 8, only six rc input (pmw?), missing many useful external in/out connectivity.
Why should one buy a clone like that?
Buy the original! ;-)

Comment by Tobias Jenni on April 23, 2015 at 1:40am

Hi,

@ Marco. Version Pro will support larger frame octo, telemetry, waypoints.

Comment by Giovanni Esposito on April 23, 2015 at 2:36am

On RCGroups thread they show the pcb and listed the components, so it's basically the same hardware as a px4. Reverse engineering of the ground station software shows that it uses mavlink libraries, but nothing more.

Anyway, who cares?  Maybe it's not even mission planner compatible, and it's not cheap enought to justify the hassle of dealing with possible problems...


Developer
Comment by Marco Robustini on April 23, 2015 at 5:00am
The gps unit is 7N:

Comment by F1P on April 23, 2015 at 6:32am
Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on April 23, 2015 at 7:37am

A flight controller shouldn't cost 80% of the total cost of my build.

It always pains me to read when people under-value all of our work over the years like this.  Why shouldn't it cost 80% of the total cost of your build?  The system costs what it costs.  If the rest of your components are really cheap, good on you for building a low-cost machine.  But the comment reads like you think somebody owes you a cheap flight controller. 

Would you buy a house and say "The price shouldn't be any higher than the cost of the lumber" ?

Comment by Al Billings on April 23, 2015 at 10:43am

 But the comment reads like you think somebody owes you a cheap flight controller.

Please don't presume to put words in my mouth. No one owes me anything. That said, if you want to understand why people by $20-100 boards from China instead of $250 made in the USA, there is a reason. You can choose to acknowledge it or not.

Comment by Bill Isenberger on April 23, 2015 at 10:53am

An APM with a 32 bit processor... cool!

Comment by Crashpilot1000 on April 23, 2015 at 10:59am

What 250$ consumer Flightcontroller is made in the USA?

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